The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
Updated at 6:56 PM

MOSCOW (AP) " Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated Wednesday as Ukraine decided to stop buying Russian natural gas " hoping to rely on supplies from other countries " and closed its airspace to its eastern neighbor.

Updated at 6:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " On the campaign trail, among candidates of both parties, the idea of locking up drug criminals for life is a lot less popular than it was a generation ago.

Updated at 6:53 PM

BEIRUT (AP) " In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet.

Updated at 6:53 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer (all times local):

Updated at 6:50 PM

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) " Internet gambling is slowly growing " but not expanding " after 2 1/2 years of online betting in the United States.

Updated at 6:48 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The latest on the attacks in Paris and security alert in Brussels. All times local:

Updated at 6:45 PM

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) " After weeks of criticism from patients, doctors and even other drugmakers for hiking a life-saving medicine's price more than fifty-fold, Turing Pharmaceuticals is reneging on its pledge to cut the $750-per-pill price.

Updated at 6:44 PM

MIAMI (AP) " A South Florida man was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday in the death of his wife, who he claimed he shot in self-defense during a fight before posting a photo of her bloody body on Facebook.

Updated at 6:39 PM

MIAMI (AP) " The latest on the trial of a South Florida man accused of killing his wife and then posting a picture of her body on Facebook (all times local):

Updated at 6:31 PM

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) " Cadet pillow fights like the bloody one that left 30 injured this summer will be banned and actions are being pursued against many of those involved, U.S. Military Academy officials said Wednesday.

Updated at 6:28 PM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) " The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:

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